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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-08-2010, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Mallory
I think it is important to realize that what you...

I think it is important to realize that what you will be doing is tutoring, and that the laws in some states are very different, and that you should at least know what they are- wheather you chose...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-08-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By Mallory
World Book has a typical course of studies, just...

World Book has a typical course of studies, just search Google http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-19-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By Mallory
My school age boys are 3rd and 2nd, and last...

My school age boys are 3rd and 2nd, and last year I had my 6th grade sister as well.

When I plan, I try to limit school work to about 1/2 hour to an hour per grade. Up to a total of say 4-5 hours...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-18-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By Mallory
no one else has any ideas?

no one else has any ideas?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-16-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,025
Posted By Mallory
We have used KISS Grammar a little. If...

We have used KISS Grammar a little.

If nothing else it is free!

http://home.pct.edu/~evavra/KISS.htm
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-14-2009, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Mallory
easyclassical.com might work. They are...

easyclassical.com might work. They are christian, but we used Chem secularly and it has been fine. I did notice that some of the other science packages wouldn't work as easily for us, but I haven't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-03-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,109
Posted By Mallory
Whoa this thread is confusing. There are...

Whoa this thread is confusing.

There are two similar named science programs-
Real Science for Kids which has 3 levels of ten week programs, Bio, Chem, Phy

Then there is R.E.A.L. Science from...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-02-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By Mallory
Cuisiare rods can be useful. But I agree...

Cuisiare rods can be useful.

But I agree that lots of things will work the best- beans, pennies, ect.

It can also help to use index cards or small paper plates with all your "things"

Say 36...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-18-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By Mallory
I tested for low thyroid during this last...

I tested for low thyroid during this last pregnancy, and it has been nibbling at my mind that all the dental work I had done right before the pregnancy- and all the fluoride caused it.

After...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-18-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Mallory
I live in AR, but our form has a similar...

I live in AR, but our form has a similar section.

I just hit an idea of the biggies-

Math- Miquon
Reading Miles-Reading Made Easy Lincoln-literature based on history
Writing- WWE

No one...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-18-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By Mallory
We have sort of started this year with my 3rd...

We have sort of started this year with my 3rd grader. We are using Websters Speller, and reviewing reading and some spelling.

But it isn't very serious.

I think the writing program I have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-18-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Mallory
Maybe one of those virtual schools would work?

Maybe one of those virtual schools would work?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-15-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By Mallory
I think that is enough time for a K to do...

I think that is enough time for a K to do school.

How about something like Five in a Row or letteroftheweek.com ?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-14-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 482
Posted By Mallory
While we aren't unschoolers, we are in the...

While we aren't unschoolers, we are in the better late then early camp, and with your kids as young as they are, I agree that your days should be fun.

First definitely more important then school...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-14-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Mallory
Quote: If this isn't allowed, please feel free...

Quote:
If this isn't allowed, please feel free to remove my list, I just thought it might help some of us.
My guess is that this is copyrighted info, and you have gone way over the accepted quote...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-18-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By Mallory
My 9yo is about to finish Miquon. We are...

My 9yo is about to finish Miquon.

We are going to do a few months of manipulative things that we have.
Activity guides for dominos, geoboards, base ten sets, ect.

Then I think we are going to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-18-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Mallory
We just started. We were at the point where...

We just started.

We were at the point where my kids will usually do thier school in a good mood, when I call them to. BUT I really wanted them to be a bit more indpendant, at least about calling...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-30-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By Mallory
We love R.E.A.L. Science and have used both...

We love R.E.A.L. Science and have used both levels.

We bought the rock kit and the inflatable globe. It was nice to have all the rocks already together along with the hardness/streak kit. The...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-14-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Mallory
If you want to sound more official (for when you...

If you want to sound more official (for when you sign up for discount programs, ect), don't use homeschool, use acadamy or school.

Here is another thread with ideas for names...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-14-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By Mallory
In the early elementary grades we school for...

In the early elementary grades we school for approx. the same number of hours as the grade they are in +read alouds. Up to a total of about 5 hours.

So next year my 7yo 2nd grader has about 2...
Forum: Family Safety   08-14-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By Mallory
Two boosters and a car seat is tricky, because...

Two boosters and a car seat is tricky, because you have to reach around those boosters everytime into the tight spot to buckle the kid.

Three carseats are easier, because you only have to squeeze...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-12-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Mallory
Just nosy, I don't live in NC, but kansas has a...

Just nosy, I don't live in NC, but kansas has a similar law.

School is required for kids starting at 7. So if you decided to send your kids to public school when they were 7, that would be the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-12-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By Mallory
Quote: I am so lost. I don't have a huge...

Quote:
I am so lost. I don't have a huge amount of time to research curriculum. I have a 10 year old in the 5th grade.
I wonder if you are saying this because you think school needs to "start" in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-11-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By Mallory
This baby is due any day and we are going to...

This baby is due any day and we are going to start about a month after it comes.

So middle of Sept.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-11-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By Mallory
Is he just saying no and still doing it, or...

Is he just saying no and still doing it, or saying no and not doing it?

Sometimes it works just to let them say thier way, even if they still have to pick up the mess or take a shower.

I think...
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